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1794 HALF CENT - COHEN 9

Rarity: 

Variety Equivalents: Breen 9, Breen 1511

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1794 Cohen 7 
1794 Cohen 8

This reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1794 Cohen 2
  

Images courtesy of Hanks and Associates

Significant examples:
NCG MS-65 Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1049, illustrated, "...EAC grade MS63+.", not sold

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-50 (illustrated above).  Offered by Hanks and Associates in July 2000 for $6,000.00

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 167, "Del Bland graded VF-30", illustrated, sold for $2,990.00  Ex Dennis Lewis (Lewis Rare Coins) 2/87

PCGS VF-30.  Ex - William Walser collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 13, "...VF-20.  Manley 3.0, late die state...", illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

Very Fine-30.  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long Beach Sale", February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1527, "C-9...VF30.  Sharpness VF35 but the face and right obverse field have been very lightly smoothed", sold for $1,667.50

VF-30 Porous, Scratches.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5019, "B-9, C-9, R-2", not illustrated, sold for $862.50

PCGS VF-30.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auction, Inc.'s "2001 Atlanta ANA Signature Sale", August 8-11, 2001, Lot  5130, "B-9, C-9", not illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

VF-25.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2340, "B-9, High Relief Head" sold for $747.50

Del Bland graded Fine-12.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 168, illustrated, sold for $1,500.00

Very Good-10.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 1062, illustrated, sold for $517.50

Fine-15 Reverse corroded.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5377, "B-9, C-9", not plated, sold for $546.25

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club